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Makaton in community Taster session
March 3, 2023 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Makaton in the Community Taster Session
Today over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs, either as their main method of communication or as a way to support speech.
If you are not sure whether Makaton training is for you, try a Makaton Taster session.
The Taster workshop gives you a general introduction into what Makaton is and who uses it, with the opportunity to learn 33 general signs and symbols and an additional 12 signs and symbols specific to the group’s needs.
Meet your trainer
My name is Sarah Arthur and I live in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. I am a licensed Makaton Tutor and a Mum of 2 children. I have also worked in primary school for 8 years with a particular interest in communication and speech and language development.
I first started learning Makaton in 2015 when I started working with children with additional needs in a mainstream school. I began looking at ways that I could help develop their language skills and developed a love of learning Makaton. I soon went on to complete all levels, before going on to become a licensed tutor.
I am passionate about Makaton, spreading awareness and helping to provide inclusion for Makaton users in the wider community.
I have taught a range of parents, carers and professionals and also run a Makaton club for children of mixed abilities in a mainstream primary setting. I enjoy creating resources to help engage children in activities with use of Makaton and enjoy putting Makaton into song!
The course is £20 per person. You’ll receive details to pay after your book.